Dear Prospective Missionaries and Parents,
The Spain MTC is one of 15 missionary training centers that the Church has in operation. The Spain MTC provides training in teaching the missionary lessons in your native tongue—or in Spanish if Spanish is not your native tongue and you have been called to serve in Spain.
The length of stay for missionaries at the Spain MTC varies from two weeks to six weeks, depending on the language requirement of your mission. During your stay you will develop increased understanding and love for the scriptures and the doctrine of Christ. Our training is focused on the scriptures and the inspired volume Preach My Gospel. Through obedience, personal prayer, and study of the scriptures, your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will be strengthened and your testimony of the restored gospel enhanced. As you learn to teach by the Spirit, you will become a mentor and righteous example for other missionaries. New and lasting friendships will be forged.
The Spain MTC is located in Madrid, Spain, on the temple block, which houses the beautiful Madrid Spain Temple and the stake center for both Madrid stakes. The MTC was established in April 1999. It trains missionaries who serve in Belgium, Cape Verde, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine. The facility has a capacity to serve as many as 72 missionaries.
Missionaries are kept busy throughout the day with class work, study, and meetings. Weekly devotionals and firesides motivate and inspire the missionaries. Each week you will have the opportunity of attending the Madrid Spain Temple. A highlight of the week will be going to the largest city park in Madrid to proselyte. You will also participate weekly in a service project. Personal preparation time is allotted each week to read, ponder, and write to family and friends. You will enjoy having typical Spanish food in our MTC cafeteria.
Learning to teach the gospel in a conducive environment assisted by devoted teachers and staff will be both rewarding and edifying. Being able to focus full time in preparing for a fruitful and a fulfilling mission in a warm and spiritual environment will be a unique and exciting experience for you.
Sister Lovell and I look forward to welcoming you when you arrive. We are committed to making your time at the Spain MTC positive and fulfilling.
President and Sister Lovell